Shalikram suicide case: Lamichhane not guilty

  • January 20, 2020

The Chitwan District Court today gave clean chit to all three accused, including TV presenter Rabi Lamichhane, in connection with the suicide of journalist Shalikram Pudasaini.

Lamichhane, Yubaraj Kandel and Asmita Karki have been given clean chit by a single bench of district judge Hemant Rawal. The group was accused for prompting Pudasaini to commit suicide.

Pudasaini’s body was found hanging from the ceiling of a room at Kangaroo Hotel of Narayangadh Bus Park in Chitwan on August 7, 2019.

In a video shot from his cell phone before the suicide, Pudasaini had accused Lamichhane of instigating him to commit suicide.

Based on the video, police had arrested the News 24 TV presenter Lamichhane and Kandel of the same media from Kathmandu on August 15.

The bench of district judge Rawal had freed Lamichhane and Kandel on bail and Karki on general date on August 26. Lamichhane and Kandel had posted bail of five lakh and three lakh rupees, respectively before being released.